In 2012 the Redwood Coast Energy Authority Board of Directors adopted a Comprehensive Action Plan for Energy (CAPE) intended to support achieving energy-related goals in Humboldt County. The CAPE supports achieving these goals through strategies that specifically address: Regional Energy Planning & Coordination, Energy Reliability & Security, Economic Development, Built Environment Efficiency, Education, Water & Waste, Transportation, and Energy Generation & Utility Services. The full CAPE document is available here.
CivicSpark is a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program dedicated to building capacity for local governments to prepare for climate disruption. The program provides high-quality, technical support for the planning, research and implementation of local climate action. By connecting state resources and tools with local leaders, CivicSpark is helping achieve California’s clean energy goals.
CivicSpark is managed by the Local Government Commission in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. 48 AmeriCorps Fellows are placed with partner organizations in nine regions across California. The North Coast regional partner is Redwood Coast Energy Authority which will be hosting CivicSpark through 2017.
Climate Action Planning
A Climate Action Plan is often a commitment by a City or County, adopted by a Council or Board of Governors, to implement a set of actions over a particular time period that will support economic growth in an environmentally cooperative way.
The Redwood Coast Energy Authority offers Climate Action Planning services that include:
- greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant emissions modeling, inventorying, and forecasting,
- government and community engagement, and
- development of stand alone or integrated policy action plans.
Greenhouse Gas Inventories
Greenhouse gas emissions are of significant concern due to their global warming effect on the planet and the resulting environmental impacts from this effect. The state of California has been a leader in the development of policy that focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.Clik here for more information and related documents.